Facing Unpleasant Facts

Facing Unpleasant Facts

Narrative Essays

Book - 2009
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Honoring the author's mastery of the essay form, brings together such classic works as "Shooting an Elephant" with passages from his wartime diary and lesser-known journalistic pieces that weave together the personal and political in studies of his boyhood in an English boarding school and his experiences during the Spanish Civil War.
Publisher: Boston :, Mariner Books,, 2009
Edition: 1st Mariner books ed
ISBN: 9780156033138
0156033135
Characteristics: xxviii, 308 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Packer, George 1960-

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Sep 19, 2015

George Orwell is a great writer of essays. This collection is autobiographical and well-describes his years of poverty and the military. I was most impacted by the long essay which gives perspective on the British educational system, and you are left feeling the lifelong impression that boarding schools can leave on children who are products of that system.

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B0nnie
Sep 26, 2009

Reading these essays grouped by theme is another great way to study Orwell.

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